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The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and the Department of Art &
Art History have forged a collaborative partnership that brings
the arts to the forefront on campus and throughout Central
2 Valley News & Notes
20 Class News & Notes
On the Cover: Jessica Wickenheiser '1 1, business administration major
and French minor, paints in an art studio in Lynch Memorial Hall. In
addition to art classrooms and studios in Lynch and the Fencil Building,
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and Zimmerman Recital Hall host
numerous cultural events throughout the year — ranging from art shows
and class lectures to student musical performances and Colloquium
events. Student art is also displayed on campus, (photo strip, I. to r.): Casey
Goryeb '1 2 practices for her senior recital; An 1 890 painting by Eloise
Harriet Stannard, recently donated to the College's permanent collection;
Crista Detweiler, assistant to the director, speaks to an education class;
and G. Daniel Massad, LVCs artist-in-residence.
Inside Cover: Administration Building/Humanities Center
Editor's Note: One of the three football players in a photo in the most recent
President's Report, "Yesterday and Today" was incorrectly identified. The
player identified as Kent Willaver is actually Dr. Gregory Scott 70. The
team roster from that year has been corrected with the accurate uniform
Valley News & Notes
Rudd Named Eugene C. Fish
Distinguished Chair in Business
Dr. David V. Rudd,
professor and chair of business and
economics, has been named the
inaugural recipient of the Eugene C.
Fish Distinguished Chair in Business.
"In his six and one-half years at the
College, David Rudd has exhibited
consistent excellence in teaching,
strong departmental leadership, and
admirable commitment to all aspects
of the life of the College," said LVC
President Stephen C. MacDonald.
"David is an outstanding citizen of
this College, and has played a crucial
role in the Business and Economics
Department's successful accreditation
through the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools and Programs."
The Eugene C. Fish Distinguished
Chair in Business was created through
gifts to the College by the late Dr.
Eugene C. Fish and the Independence
Foundation on his behalf. Fish served
on LVC's Board of Trustees from 1972
to 1981 as a member, and later chair,
of the boards Finance Committee.
Dr. David V. Rudd
Cellist John Sant'Ambrogio '54
Performs with LVC Symphony Orchestra
John Sant'Ambrogio '54,
author and acclaimed
cellist, joined the LVC
for a lecture and reunion
concert Sunday, Nov.
13, 2011, in Lutz Hall.
His lecture, "The Day
I Almost Destroyed
the Boston Symphony
and Other Stories," was
based on his book of the
same tide, and featured
music and stories.
joined the orchestra onstage for an encore performance of
Boccherini's "Cello Concerto in B-flat Major." He had played
i Sant'Ambrogio '54
the piece as an orchestra member when he was a student more
than 58 years ago.
After graduating from the College, Sant'Ambrogio was
drafted into the U. S. Army, where he joined the 7th Army
Symphony and performed in well-known concert halls across
Europe. After the war, Sant'Ambrogio married and enrolled at
Ohio University where he earned his master's degree in music.
Unfortunately, after graduation, he found himself jobless.
One day, as he was painting a barn as a side job, a friend told
him that the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was holding
auditions. Sant'Ambrogio auditioned for a cellist position—
and was selected. He played with the BSO for nine years and
later was the principal cellist for the St. Louis Symphony for
several decades. He has since played with a variety of top
orchestras and chamber music ensembles, taught music for
more than five decades, and founded and operated a number
of music camps and festivals.
Students Aim to C.U.R.E. at Free Physical Therapy Clinic
.LV V^ has opened a free student-run physical therapy
clinic for patients referred by the Lebanon Free
Clinic. The LVC clinic, "Compassionate Undenied
Rehabilitation Experience," or "C.U.R.E.," celebrated
its grand opening during Oktoberfest weekend in 201 1.
According to its mission statement, C.U.R.E.
"will provide pro-bono physical therapy services to
the underinsured and uninsured populations in the
local communities, to promote overall health while
providing physical therapy students the opportunity
to develop clinical skills using an experiential learning
model." At C.U.R.E., LVC s physical therapy doctoral
candidates provide care under the direction of a licensed
"C.U.R.E. provides an invaluable hands-on educational
experience for our physical therapy students and
continues the College s commitment to engaging and
serving the community around us," said Dr. Michael
Green, vice president of academic affairs and dean
of the faculty. For further information, please visit
Students in the Colleges doctor of physical therapy program opened a
free clinic this past fall, including: (front, 1. to r.): Ashley Peters '10,
D'12 and Dana Thomsen '10, D'12 (back, 1. to r.): Danielle Blase
'10, D'12, Julie Reimold '10, D'12, Patricia Fanning '10, D'12,
Melissa Demko '10, D'12, and Andrew Groft '10, D'12
Distinguished Artists Series Presented
Mormon Tabernacle Principal Organist
Artists Series presented Richard
Elliott, principal organist at the
Mormon Tabernacle, in concert
Sunday, Feb. 26. The performance was
sponsored by Capital Blue Cross. In
addition to the concert, Elliott offered
two master classes at LVC — one for
student organists and one for the public.
At the Mormon Tabernacle
in Salt Lake City, Utah, Elliott
participates in a daily recital series
on the 206-rank iEolian-Skinner
organ and accompanies the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir on its weekly radio
and television broadcast, "Music
and the Spoken Word." As the
Tabernacle Choirs accompanist, he
has performed in many of the worlds
great halls and appeared on numerous
television and radio programs.
For more information about the
Distinguished Artists Series at LVC, visit
www. lvc. edu/DistinguishedArtists .
Valley News & Notes
La Vie Co-Editors Win Big
at Keystone Press Awards
JrOr th.C Second year in a row, La Vie Collegienne staff achieved high honors at the
Student Keystone Press Awards and was honored at a celebratory luncheon on March
14. Co-editors Rosemary Bucher '14 and Justin Roth '14 won second place awards for
Bucher earned an award for her review of "The King's Speech," which won an Oscar
for Best Picture in 201 1. Roths photography coverage of the floods on campus and in
the community in September 201 1 topped the photo story category.
Bucher, Roth, and the rest of the La Vie team have been working hard to improve
the newspaper s online presence. The paper recendy launched a new website
(www.lvc.edu/lavie) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/LaVieOnlineLVC)
that showcases video blogs and stories.
An award-winning photograph taken
by Justin Roth '14 after the September
(1. to r.): Kim Gailey '15, Sam Calabria '15, and
Kiley Simonof '15
College Recognizes 186 Star First-Year Students
The College has recognized 186 of its first-semester freshmen and transfer
students for making an impact on campus as new students. The Celebration
of Student Success reception, held Feb. 7 in the Neidig-Garber Science Center
atrium, honored the students' achievement.
The honorees were nominated by faculty and administrators for standing
out in the classroom, in their work with classmates, as student leaders, in
on-campus employment, or in extracurricular activities such as athletics,
performance, and volunteerism.
Biblical Scholar Discusses "The Lord's Prayer"
IxCnOWned. biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan
presented a series of three lectures March 14 and 15 at
Miller Chapel. Crossan spoke before packed audiences
about why he believes "The Lord s Prayer" is Christianity's
greatest, yet strangest, prayer. The lectures were based
on his book, "The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the
Revolutionary Message of the Lords Prayer."
During his more than 60-year career, Crossan has written
25 books on the historical Jesus, earliest Christianity,
and the historical Paul. He has lectured before audiences
across the U.S. and throughout the world drawing on his
experiences as a Roman Catholic priest and professor of
religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago.
Renovated Mimd Breathes New Life
The hub of campus, the
Mund College Center, celebrated
a re-dedication this spring after
the completion of an 1 8-month
renovation. The renewed and
revitalized building is the center of
lively engagement and activity for
students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
"Mund has become a high energy,
active environment for a variety of
student-centered activities," said Greg
Krikorian, vice president of student
affairs and dean of students. He noted
that every new aspect of the building
has received rave reviews from the stu-
dent body. "The new living room is a
place for students and other members
of the campus community to enjoy
casual meals and group meetings, and
to hang out between and after classes.
The patio area immediately became
a social hot spot on the first warm,
Students agree. "The new renovations
have brought about amazing changes on
campus," said Kelsey Robinson '14,
a student government representative.
The relocation of the College Store
from the lower level to the main level
has added to this energy. "The new
College Store also produced a lot
of excitement," added Robinson. "I
experienced it firsthand on the day of
the grand opening. There was a line
wrapping around the building 20
minutes before the store opened!"
The Mund College Center renova-
tion project increased the size of the
building from 66,000 square feet to
74,000 square feet, and cost $13.3
million. The project was supported by
more than $770,000 in pledges from
trustees, alumni, the campus family,
and other generous donors.
"Overall, the new College Center
was a great project that benefited all
President Steve MacDonald at the Mund
students," Robinson concludes. "The
student body as a whole is excited
about the final product, and we hope
that the College will continue to make
Visit www.lvc.edu/Mund for a recap
of the entire renovation project, and
further details about the building s
new Center for Student Engagement,
dining center upgrades, and more.
LVC Hosts Renowned Entrepreneur
as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
The College hosted Woodrow
Wilson Visiting Fellow Anil Singh-
Molares, an internationally renowned
entrepreneur, from March 26 to 30.
Singh-Molares conducted classes,
seminars, workshops, and lectures,
and met informally with students and
faculty members to share his practical
knowledge in the areas of global
entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
"Singh-Molares was a perfect fit
for LVC," said Dr. Michael Green,
vice president of academic affairs and
dean of the faculty. "Our students
had the chance to meet a world-class
entrepreneur with a deep knowledge
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(1. to r.): Anil Singh-Molares, Rebecca
Farson y 12, Bob Mikus y 90
of globalization, helping to create
better understanding and new
connections between the academic
and nonacademic worlds."
Singh-Molares rose to prominence
as an executive at Microsoft, advancing
between 1991 and 2003 from
managing a foreign language team
(40 translators and terminologists)
to overseeing the software giant s
internationalization vendor relations
(more than $200 million in annual
expenditures) — eventually earning a
Microsoft Achievement Award for his
work. Since leaving Microsoft, Singh-
Molares has founded and serves as
C.E.O. of EchoMundi LLC, a rapidly
growing international services firm
that helps corporations do business
Valley News & Notes
Founders Day Awards Honor Maestro
Stuart Malina and the IVC Ice Hockey Team
LVC^ S annual Founders Day Convocation celebrates the
College s founding in 1 866 under the leadership of George
Washington Miles Rigor and Thomas Rhys Vickroy. In the
spirit of these founders, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC
president, presented Maestro Stuart Malina, Harrisburg
Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor,
with the Founders Day Award Feb. 21. MacDonald also
presented the LVC ice hockey team with the President s
Award for Community Service. He noted that the team had
distinguished itself through its involvement in the Wounded
Warrior Project, which assists wounded veterans returning
home from current conflicts. MacDonald also praised the
teams assistance in helping Annville residents clean up after
the September 201 1 floods. The team raised more than
$35,000 for the project — for which Sergeant Major David
Dowling of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard was
"My experience with working with these men continues
to prove that there are still young people that understand
the importance of community service and contributing ones
time and effort for the benefit of a larger cause," Dowling
said. "I have had the opportunity to work with these fine
young men through local Wounded Warriors functions that
support our injured service members. They have truly done
an outstanding job. Their hard work has raised thousands
of dollars to support our nations finest and sometimes
A complete list of past Founders Day and President's
Award recipients is available at www.lvc.edu/FoundersDay.
(top, 1. to r.): Maestro Stuart Malina with President Stephen MacDonald;
(bottom): Malina performed Claude Debussy's prelude, "The Sunken
(front, 1. to r.): Wes Landsem '13, Matt Turner '13, Tyler Skroski '14,
President MacDonald, Danny Ramirez '12, and Matt Kisiday '12;
(middle, 1. to r.): Cody Lloyd '15, Jim Murray '14, and Kevin Garrity '12;
(back, 1. to r.): Dylan Kapp '15, Brent Davis '13, Cole Bell '13, Danny Willey '15,
Colin Catherman '15, Brooks Whiting '15, and Head Coach Don Parsons
Dean Yuhas Retires
Rosemary Yuhas, who first came to lvc
more than 38 years ago, retired at the end of the fall 201 1
semester. In her honor, LVC President Stephen MacDonald
announced that the New Student Center will be officially
renamed Yuhas Commons in recognition of Yuhas s decades
of consummate service, including 35 years in the area of
student life on campus.
In addition, MacDonald announced the establishment
of the Yuhas Endowed Award, which will be presented
annually to an emerging student leader who exhibits the
character and values that "the Dean," as she was known,
fostered throughout her tenure at LVC. Yuhas held several
key leadership positions during her career and retired as
dean of student affairs.
"Dean Yuhas was closely mentored by the late Dr. George
'Rinso' Marquette '48, and together, they created the
entire student affairs division at LVC," noted MacDonald.
"They introduced important programs ranging from student
activities and support services to strong residential life
programs and major counseling initiatives."
"Rosemary had a tremendous impact on literally
thousands of students and numerous professional
colleagues," said Greg Krikorian, vice president for student
affairs and dean of students. "Her legacy will live on for
decades as the result of her mentoring of several current
LVC employees, including Jen Liedtka '92, Sue Jones '92,
and Rick Beard '90, to whom she taught 'the Lebanon
Valley ethos' that she in turn learned from Dr. Marquette."
Dean Yuhas was one of the most respected campus leaders
who was known for her ability to interact effectively with
everyone from students to alumni. "From my first year
at LVC, I immediately realized that Rosemary had great
credibility and was able to broker difficult issues and solve
problems amicably," said Krikorian. "She gained this respect
by removing personal biases and making decisions based
solely on the best interests of the institution."
Todd Snovel '06 met Dean Yuhas during his first day of
freshman orientation and immediately knew he had made
the right choice for his college years. "She was so very warm
and welcoming and held herself in such a confident and
composed manner, I immediately knew that if this is the
type of person in authority, I had made a great decision."
Many years later, Dean Yuhas was on the search committee
that hired Snovel as associate director of student activities
Yuhas joined LVC in September 1973 as an instructor
in physical education, coach of women's basketball, and
director of female intramurals. She came to the Valley after
teaching health and physical education at Hempfield High
School in Lancaster County for seven years.
Yuhas received her B.S. degree from Lock Haven State
College and her M.S. degree from West Chester State
College. She pursued additional graduate work in health
and physical education, as well as in counseling, at San Jose
State College in California, Millersville University, and The
Pennsylvania State University.
In the spring of 1975, Yuhas was promoted to the
position of assistant professor, and that year she was also
made responsible for starting the women's lacrosse program,
the first spring sport for female athletes in the history of
the College. In 1976, Marquette recruited Yuhas to become
assistant dean of students. In 1983, she was promoted to
associate dean of students and in 1992 to dean of student
services. A later reorganization of the division led to Yuhas
becoming dean of student affairs.
Those interested in contributing a financial gift to support
the Yuhas Endowed Award may visit www.lvc.edu and
click on the "Give to LVC" link on the top right corner of
the homepage. Please contact Jamie Cecil M'07, director
of development, at 717-867-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions about contributions.
Jerome Duncan 12 I Aston. Pa.
Early Childhood Education I Football Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Duncan, a three-sport athlete who played four years at cornerback for the football team,
was one of three indoor track & field student-athletes to compete at the NCAAs in 2012,
LVC's first competitors in the national tournament since 2006. He finished ninth in the
60-meter hurdles, missing out on All-America status by one place. Duncan, who won
gold in the event at the MAC Championships and silver at the ECAC Championships, had
previously run the nation's ninth-fastest time and set a school record in the event.
Jocelyn Novak 12
Biology I Field Hockey
Inarguably one of the greatest players in the history of college field hockey, Novak ended
her career as the all-time leading field hockey scorer in NCAA Division III history. Her 141
goals and 300 total points led to four All-American selections, making her the College's
first four-year honoree in any sport. Her scoring prowess was so dominant that she led
the nation in scoring in her final three seasons. She was a two-time Commonwealth
Conference Player of the Year, and in 2011, she also became the program's first-ever ECAC
Mid-Atlantic Offensive Player of the Year and was named most outstanding player of the
ECAC Mid-AtlanticTournament championship.
AndySupr0Ckl3 I Mt.Airy.Md.
Physics I Soccer
Baseball has its closers and soccer has its finishers; Suprock falls into the latter category
having scored a team-leading seven game winners in the past two seasons, including
three golden goals in overtime. One of those OT game winners was particularly special
having occurred in the presence of his grandmother, who was celebrating her birthday
that afternoon. His grandmother happens to be Ellen McGill, wife of Dr. Bill McGill, senior
vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus of LVC, and former acting president of the
College. In addition to playing soccer next door to the baseball stadium named after his
grandfather, Suprock has excelled academically as well, having been named to the Middle
Atlantic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll in both years he was eligible.
Cynthia Adams 14 I Elysburg.Pa.
Health Science I Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Though not even halfway through her collegiate athletic career, Adams's cross country
highlights already include First-Team All-MAC honors, team MVP recognition, and two
appearances at the NCAA Regional Championships. Her achievements in track are just as
impressive: she set the school indoor and outdoor records in the 800-meter run, was the
only freshman NCAA qualifier in the outdoor 800, and was the only Division III 800 runner
to be invited to the 2011 USA Junior Nationals at the University of Oregon. Adams ended
her freshman campaign with All-ECAC honors in the outdoor 400 and 4x400, MAC Outdoor
Rookie of the Year honors, and four MAC titles combined in indoor and outdoor track.
Artificial Turf Comes to Arnold Field
The College has begun installing an artificial turf surface at Henry and Gladys Arnold Field in
preparation for the fall athletic season. The modernized facility will allow multiple varsity sports
teams to use the stadium for practice and competition, and will allow for some intramural, club,
and recreational use as well. For more information and to follow the progress of the installation
this summer, please visit GoDutchmen.com.
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Arnold Turf Home
• Field Hockey
• Men's Lacrosse
• Men's Track & Field
•Women's Track & Field
SPRING 2012 9
Swimming, Golf, and Women's Soccer
Get First Inductees into Athletic Hall of Fame
Lebanon Valley College inducted five new
members to its Athletic Hall of Fame during
Oktoberfest Weekend last fall, welcoming
Christina Henise Crumling '98, Jerry Frey '74
(posthumously), Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman '01,
Steve Horst '01, and Howie Spangler Jr. '95
as the Halls 36th class. The 1961 football team,
celebrating the 50th anniversary of its MAC
championship, was the 201 1 Team of Honor.
Christina Henise Crumling '98
One of LVC s last 12-letter
winners, Christina Henise
Crumling '98 made her mark
on four sports. Crumling
distinguished herself as a
student-athlete in soccer,
basketball, softball, and
tennis, leading each program
to success while being named
all-conference in two sports
and a captain in three. She
remains one of the women's
soccer program's leading scorers,
leading the then-new program with 63 points in just two
seasons of play to earn all-MAC honors. She is the first
women's soccer player to be inducted into the Athletic Hall
of Fame. Her 30 career goals still ranks third all-time, and
she owns the season records for points (43 in 1997) and
goals (21 in 1997) as well as single-game records for points
(10) and goals (5). She also was an all-MAC softball player,
starting all four years and serving as captain while earning
two team MVP awards. In basketball, she was a four-year
starter at point guard and two-time captain, earning team
MVP honors as she led LVC to the program's first-ever
national ranking. Crumling also played two seasons of
tennis, helping that team to the MAC playoffs. She was
named the 1998 LVC Female Athlete of the Year, and was a
seven-time MAC Academic Honor Roll member.
Jerry Frey Ik
The LVC golf program's first
Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and
first all-American, the late Jerry
Frey '74 was a three-time Middle
Adantic Conference medalist in the
early 1970s. He twice qualified for
ECAC Championships and went
on to earn all-America honors in
1974. He set the program's all-time
low round record of 66 — a record that still stands — and led
the Dutchmen to a 49-16 head-to-head record in his career,
including an 18-match win streak that spanned 1972 and 1973,
with another 16 straight wins in 1974. Frey also was a member
of the football program before being injured as a sophomore; he
threw seven touchdowns as quarterback in 1971.
Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman '01
LVC field hockey's first three-
time all-American, Lindsey
Yeiser Hibshman '01 remains
one of the most decorated
student-athletes in that
program's history. Elected
in her first year of eligibility,
Hibshman was the first
Dutchman — and one of only
two overall — to earn three
NFHCA All-America awards,
while also earning three all-region and all-MAC selections.
The 1999 MAC Player of the Year and 1997 MAC Rookie
of the Year, she arrived at LVC from ELCO High School
and became a mainstay as a shut-down defender, leading
LVC to the 1997 and 2000 MAC championships and a
1997 NCAA Final Four appearance. She was selected to
play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game in 2000 and was
a three-time team MVP. Hibshman also was a standout in
basketball and softball, playing each for three seasons. She
was named the softball team MVP in 1999, and earned the
LVC Female Athlete of the Year honor as a senior in 2001.
Steve Horst '01
A member of LVC s elite
1,500-point club, Steve
Horst '01 was an ail-
American forward who
helped lead the men's
basketball program to a
successful run in the late
1990s. With 1,608 career
points, Horst ranks seventh
all-time on the LVC list, one
of just seven men to cross
the 1,500-point plateau. He
earned second-team all-America honors as a senior (one of
just six program all- Americans) and was a two-time first-
team all-region honoree by the NABC. Horst earned the
Maston Award as LVC s outstanding male student-athlete.
The 2000-01 MAC and ECAC Player of the Year was also
an outstanding student, earning Third-Team Academic All-
America honors as a senior and twice being named academic
all-region. He was a Rhoades Scholarship nominee, as well,
while also serving as team captain.
Howie Spangler Jr. '95
The swimming programs first
Athletic Hall of Fame inductee,
Howie Spangler Jr. '95
remains atop LVC s record
books as a record-breaking
competitor during the early
1990s. Sixteen years after
his graduation, Spangler
still holds a staggering 10
individual and three relay
records, including five of six
freestyle marks, three of four
backstroke records, and both 200 IM standards. Spangler s
swimming resume includes four MAC championships,
including three in 1995 (in the 100 back and 100 and
200 free events) that led to his selection as the David B.
Eavenson Swimmer of the Year, the first in program history.
He won nine individual medals out of 12 possible events in
his career, and was a three-time captain and four-time team
The 1961 Football Team
The 1961 team posted a 6—1 record to become the MAC Southern champions under head coach Bill McHenry.
The squad — numbering just 25 members — would feature nine future LVC Hall of Famers, including team captains
Bob Stull '62 and Brooks Slatcher '62 along with Wes MacMillan '64, Terry Herr '65, Hi Fitzgerald 5 62, John
Yajko '63, EH is McCracken '63, Glenn Steck '65, and Jerry Bowman '63. Coach McHenry would also be inducted
into the Hall. The team had to overcome tragedy after John Zola '63 was fatally injured during the season opener
at Drexel. Following the cancellation of the next weeks game at Thiel so they could attend Zola's funeral, the team
decided to finish the season, eventually clinching the championship with a 15—14 win over Pennsylvania Military
College (now Widener) on the final day of the season.
LVC's Suzanne H.Arnold
Art Gallery and Art& Art
By Christine Brandt Little
Bottor 14, an ea
ted the Newman
Dr. Mary Lemons Creative Arts class,
"Hie point of a liberal arts education is to expose people to a broad range of ideas.
Those ideas are a window into diverse cultures, points of view, and ways of seeing
the world. They express the human condition, political points of view, and just
about anything that you can think of as part of the human experience — and they
do it in thoughtful, creative ways. Learning about art is part of that continuum
that helps to create a well-rounded, thoughtful, educated person."
— Dr. David R. Brigham
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Founding Director, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College
In todays economic climate,
when funding for the arts and
arts education is tightening,
and where arts programs
are increasingly called on to
justify their existence, Lebanon
Valley College remains steadfastly
committed to the belief that the
arts are fundamental to a liberal
arts education. The visual arts at
Lebanon Valley draw inspiration
from two wellsprings on campus: the
well-regarded Suzanne H. Arnold
Art Gallery and LVC s innovative
Department of Art & Art History.
Both are closely intertwined,
strengthening and building on each other.
Bringing Museum-Quality Exhibitions to Campus
Thanks to the generous support of Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96, the Gallery
bearing her name opened in 1994 in a retired church on the west side of campus.
Readying the 1868 church building to house the Gallery meant replacing its
roof, preserving its stained glass windows, and installing the sophisticated climate
control, lighting, and security features that would enable the Gallery to receive
artwork loans from major and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors
(see "The Making of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery"). Today, the Suzanne
H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts between five and six exhibitions a year, earning a
reputation as one of the regions foremost spaces for exhibitions of art from the
medieval to contemporary periods.
From the beginning, Gallery organizers set high standards. "Expectations
are really different in terms of this gallery," said Michael Pittari, chair of the
Department of Art & Art History and associate professor of art. "Current and
past Gallery directors have curated exhibitions and orchestrated shows as if they
were working in a small museum. LVC is relatively isolated geographically, so to
The Ma king of the
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
have a museum-quality gallery right
on campus is a great benefit to our
students and people in the region."
Recently, the Gallery received an
important anonymous donation to its
permanent collection, a still-life by the
19th-century British painter Eloise
Stannard. Dr. Barbara McNulty,
Gallery director, will include the
painting in an upcoming exhibition,
"A Feast for the Eyes," which will
examine how food is portrayed in art.
The exhibition will run in conjunction
with the Colleges 2012-2013
The Gallery also recently received
an impressive collection of prints
thanks to a generous donation from
Dr. Howard Applegate, professor
emeritus of history and American
studies, and his wife, Shelby '96, an
artist based in nearby Mt. Gretna.
Ask Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96 how the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
came to be and she'll tell you it all started at an LVC home football game. "I
was sitting at the game with [then-College president] John Synodinos, and
he said to me, 'What can we do with that old church?'" she said, referring to
the former St. Paul's Lutheran Church building on North White Oak Street,
which the College had acquired in 1971. "I said, 'Well, we could make an art
gallery out of it' We both kind of thought of it at the same time, so I have
to give him some credit too," she laughed. "We went over there after the
game—we lost the game by the way— and the building was a disaster. They
used it for storage and the windows were broken and the roof was leaking.
But I said, 'We can do this.' And we did!"
Indeed, in 1991 Arnold made a significant gift to the College to put a
new roof on the old church building. Construction of the Art Gallery and
the adjacent Zimmerman Recital Hall began shortly thereafter. The plans
preserved the original 1868 church's elegant structure and beautiful stained
glass windows, but sophisticated climate controls, color-corrected lighting,
and an industry-standard security system have transformed the inside of
the building into a museum-caliber facility fit to house a growing permanent
collection as well as high-quality traveling exhibitions.The dream was
realized in 1994 under the leadership of Dr. David R. Brigham, founding
director, Brigham was followed by a series of strong directors— Dr. Leo
Mazow, Scott Schweigert, Dr. LisaTice, Crista Detweiler, and current
director Dr. Barbara McNulty— whose creativity and dedication helped
make Arnold's original vision a reality.
Since its opening, the Gallery has evolved into a rich and busy place,
hosting five to six exhibitions each year, along with related lectures, classes,
and demonstrations. Over the years, Arnold has remained intimately
involved in the life and growth of the Gallery. The founding chair of the
College Art Committee, she also led a group of campus and community
volunteers to create the Friends of the Gallery, a membership group that
raises funds for the Gallery and enhances awareness of the arts both on
LVC's campus and across the region.
"The Gallery brings in high-quality art to serve people in multiple
disciplines," said Brigham, who now serves as president and chief executive
officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. "It's one of those above-
and-beyond things that demonstrates the high academic standards of
the College and the values of the College as an educational institution. I
hope that people realize what an extraordinary resource the Gallery is and
how wonderful it is that LVC has made a commitment to support it. It's a
important resource for the Central Pennsylvania community."
Doing Double Duty
as a Classroom
Even as the Gallery's reputation as a
regional cultural center continues to grow,
it also still serves as a classroom. Since its
inception, a crucial part of the Gallery's
mission has been education, and
professors in the College's Department
of Art & Art History bring students to
the Gallery on a regular basis and
bring relevant pieces from the permanent
collection into their classrooms. "I teach
a freshman-level course called Visual
Thinking, where I've literally structured
the course around the Gallery schedule,"
said Pittari. "We explored the Newman
photography show [see sidebar, p. 17]
from a philosophical viewpoint, and
the students had to write an analysis of
one of the photographs. I've also had
students do studio projects based on
work in the Gallery. Its useful to take
students there and get them thinking
about how a modern artist can
reinterpret the work of an artist from
Dr. Grant Taylor, associate professor
of art history and 2010 winner of
the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for
outstanding teaching, noted that the
close relationship between the Gallery
and department creates a synergy
that is mutually beneficial. "It helps
that we all share the same office
suite," he noted. "That sounds
insignificant, but it has
a huge impact because
we're always talking
and sharing ideas." As
a result, Taylor said he
will often offer a course
specifically to coincide
with an upcoming Gallery
exhibition- "The last time I
taught modernism, we had
an exhibition of modernist prints in
the Gallery," he said. "And the semester
we had an exhibition of Japanese
prints, I taught a course in East Asian
art." He also integrates each course
syllabus with the Gallery schedule and
requires students to attend Gallery
openings and lectures.
"Just having the opportunity to
work in such close proximity to the
Gallery's artworks is helpful," added
G. Daniel Massad, LVC's artist-in-
residence. "It's a huge learning event to
be able to work hands-on with works
of art. You learn an enormous amount
literally just picking up a painting and
understanding the weight of it and
seeing the surface first-hand, which
photographic reproduction just can't
For her part, McNulty is committed
to using the Gallery as a training
ground for students in the field of
museum studies and recendy added a
class in the subject to the curriculum.
As part of the museum studies
course, she had her students join a
conservator in examining a painting
of Mary Todd Lincoln that hangs
in the Reinhart Board Committee
Room of the Carnegie Building. The
conservator showed them how to
examine the portrait for evidence of
McNulty also seeks ways to involve
students from outside the Department
of Art & Art History. Professors
from several academic departments
have visited the Gallery with their
classes. "We re trying to build stronger
communications with the different
departments and show how the Gallery
might serve them," she said. "At a
faculty meeting I heard a professor
mention that he was teaching about
exploration at the North Pole. We
actually have a collection of Inuit
sculpture [donated by the late Kathryn
Bork *29] that's never been on display,
so we unpacked it and the class came
over and looked at it to learn about
Inuit culture through their sculpture."
Perhaps one of the most exciting
collaborations between the Gallery
and the department is the Gallery's
new internship program, a six-credit,
semester-long course in which a
student works 1 8 hours a week at the
Gallery, participating in all areas of
its operations, including cataloguing
the permanent collection in a new
The first intern under the new
program was John Heenan '12, an
art & art history major and music
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery recently received a Conservation Assessment
Program grant from Heritage Preservation, the National Institute for
Conservation, to assess the physical condition of its permanent collection.
^ "The grant will pay for a conservation professional to meet with us to
assess our collection and the facilities in order to develop a long-range
conservation assessment strategy/' said Dr. Barbara McNulty, director
\ of the Suzanne H, Arnold Art Gallery.
Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture"
The Suzanne hL Arnold Art Gallery recently
hosted an exhibition of photographs by Arnold
Newman, who is known for his portraits of
some of the 20th century's most recognized
artists, composers, architects, photographers,
musicians, dancers, writers, academics, and
public figures. His New York City dinner parties
included talented personalities who had made
an indelible mark on the sensibilities of the 20th
century, such as Man Ray, Marcel Ducharnp, Igor
Stravinsky, Marilyn Monroe, and Carl Sandburg.
The exhibition's opening featured a poignant talk
by Newman's grandson, Daniel, who lives locally,
as well as musical accompaniment by the LVC Jazz
Ensemble. In conjunction with the exhibition, the
Gallery also hosted a lecture, portrait photography
workshop, and photo portrait contest for high
school and college students.
(left): Pablo Pfcasso, 1954, silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 ins,,
copyright Arnold Newman/Getty Images; (right): Georgia
O'Keefe, 1963, color print, 2G x 16 ins,, copyright Arnold
minor. "Right away, I was able to
become involved in everything
they do," he said. "I was ordering
supplies, measuring and hanging
works, and helping with the general
installation of the exhibit. I attended
Advisory Council and Acquisition
Committee meetings." Heenan, who
hopes to pursue graduate work in
museum studies, especially valued the
opportunity to research and write wall
text for the exhibition "Modernist
Prints: 1900-1950," which opened
last November. "I got to see every
aspect of how they run the Gallery," he
said. "It was really helpful to get that
experience as an intern and to find out
my strengths and weaknesses."
Jessica Hinkley '12, an English and
art & art history major, is the Gallery's
current intern. In addition to hanging
exhibitions, cataloguing the collection,
doing marketing and community
outreach, and offering gallery tours,
Hinkley curated the Gallery's summer
exhibition of its permanent collection,
which opens July 6. She has chosen a
series of works that will enable her to
explore the development of abstract art
from the pre-modern to contemporary
Such real-world experience is crucial
to a student interested in a career in
art history or museum work. "It's not
easy getting into graduate school in
art history," Massad said. "But the
internship is the sort of experience that
will often light the fire within a student
and will help them in their application
to graduate school or to obtain a
A Dynamic Department
Like the Suzanne H. Arnold Art
Gallery, LVC's Department of Art &
Art History is increasingly recognized
for its quality and innovativeness.
"It's an impressive department,"
Massad said. "We have small classes so
you don't get lost in the shuffle. And the
Gallery itself is an asset. Our majors are
getting profoundly good experience."
"We know not only all the students
by name, but the interests of every
single student," added Pittari. "We
work with each student's individual
goals — from their first year at LVC we
talk to them about what they want to
do and what they do well, and we help
steer them in those directions."
Pittari noted that the program's
small size enables it to be inventive
in its course offerings. "Our program
is fairly innovative in that we give
our students a strong foundation,
but we also introduce courses that
are less traditional and emphasize
contemporary aspects of art pedagogy,"
he said. Courses in non-Western art,
museum studies, visual literacy, and
portfolio and professional development
have allowed the department to move
beyond the typical art education
landscape. In fact, "The museum
studies course was created with the
intention that Barbara would teach it
so she would have a direct relationship
with the students," added Taylor. "It
is unique to have a gallery director
teach in the curriculum but essential
to the close connections we foster at
the College." Conversely, the Gallery
remains central in every art class. "It
really has set the standard," said Pittari.
"If we didn't have the Suzanne H.
Arnold Art Gallery, it would be more
difficult to set high academic standards
and expect a department that excels."
The Permanent Collection
at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
The permanent collection at LVC's Suzanne H. Arnold Art
Gallery contains works dating from the 16th century to the
present. Highlights include a Renaissance painting afterTitian
attributed to Paris Bordonne (Italian, 1500-1571), a pair of
landscapes by Christian Brand (Austrian, 1695-1756), and
an original painting by illustrator Frank Godwin (American,
1889-1959). Among its works on paper are pieces by Bernard
Buffet, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Honore Daumier,
William Gropper, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Salvator Rosa,
and Rembrandt. The Gallery's collection also contains
examples of Pennsylvania German fraktur, as well as
Chinese, African, and Inuit art. It is also rich in the work of
contemporary artists such as Miriam Schapiro, Audrey Flack,
G. Daniel Massad, and Renee Foulks. Recently, the Gallery
has built a collection of photography including the work of
i 19th-century photographers as Felix Bonfils, Antonio
to, Peter Henry Emerson; and from the early 20th-century,
work by Arnold Genthe. Its most recent acquisition was a
work by abstract expressionist photographer Aaron Siskind.
"Selections from the Permanent Collection"
This summer the Gallery will display an exhibition of its permanent collection
curated by Jessica Hinkley '12, current Gallery intern. The exhibition will
run July 6 through August 12, with the Gallery open Saturdays and Sundays,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Community Resource
The Gallery clearly also serves as
a source of community pride and
regional cultural attraction. A primary
challenge for McNulty and Crista
Detweiler, assistant to the director,
is determining which exhibitions
will appeal to varied audiences. "We
like to have exhibitions that are
academically interesting yet also appeal
to members of the wider community,"
said Detweiler, who first came to
LVC in 1 997 before leaving briefly
to earn her master s in art history
from the University of Maryland. She
returned to LVC full-time in 2002.
"The connections we have with other
galleries and museums help us find the
best pieces to borrow to meet these
A Wish List
for the Permanent Collection
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery's Acquisition Committee always
seeks to expand the Gallery's permanent collection with works that are
historically and artistically significant as well as pedagogically useful.
Asked to share a wish list for the Gallery, LVC's artist-in-residence and
Acquisition Committee chair G. Daniel Massad doesn't hesitate:
"We are always interested in any work of art by an artist in the historic
record that's in excellent condition, and that's at a very affordable
price or is a gift, and that we can use in our studio courses or art
history courses," he said. "There was a conscious decision to make the
Gallery's art collection a teaching collection," added Dr. Grant Taylor,
associate professor of art history. "Every time we consider buying or
accepting a work for the permanent collection, we first consider its
potential educational value." www.lvc.edu/Gallery
Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer from Gettysburg.
"Karen Rich Beall
and Deborah Sigel:
Through June 24, 2012
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery's
spring exhibition features two innovative
artists who create sculptures related
to botanical forms. In conjunction with
the exhibition, featured artists Karen
Rich Beall, LVC adjunct instructor of art,
and Deborah Sigel will present an artist
talk on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in
the Gallery. This talk is free and open to
the public. For more information, visit
www.lvc.edu/Gallery or call 717-867-6445.
NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.
Patricia Shatto-Young '92 and her
husband, Stephen, welcomed an adopted
son, Noah Alexander, born March 1, 2010.
Rachael Shattuck Watts '96 and her
husband, Philip, welcomed adopted sibling
brothers, Tyre, 8, and Jemerra, 4, into their
family in August 2010.
Kimberly Leister Bainum '97 and her
husband, Justin, welcomed a daughter,
Neeve Gloria-Christine, into their family
Jan. 22, 2010.
Nathan Greenawalt '98 r M'02 and his wife,
Heather, welcomed a daughter, Rebecca
Lynn, into their family May 19, 201 1.
Carrie Stull Skovrinskie '98 and her
husband, Mike, welcomed a son, Dylan
Michael, into their family June 8, 2011.
Carrie is the director of student accounts
Michelle Kercher Hawley '99 and her
husband, Matthew, welcomed a son,
Khayde Patrick, into their family June 27,
201 1. He joins big brother Jhayce, 3.
Jessica Bostdorf Ritchie '99, M'06 and
her husband, Jeff, associate professor of
digital communications at LVC, welcomed
a son, Everett Alexander, into their family
Oct. 4, 2011.
Beth Light Brennan '01 and her husband,
John A. Brennan '01, welcomed a son,
Cameron Louis, into their family Aug. 25,
201 1. Cameron's middle name is in honor
of the late Lou Sorrentino '54, Johns golf
coach at LVC. John is a teacher and coach
at Spring-Ford Area High School. Beth is
a legislative associate with S.R. Wojdak &
Associates LP in Philadelphia.
Evan Michael Rovers
Amy Stack Rovers '01 and her husband,
Jon, welcomed a son, Evan Michael, into
their family Sept. 27, 201 1.
Raissa Kalishevich Berger '02 and her
husband, Howard, welcomed a son,
Benjamin Boris, into their family May 13,
Abby Smith Mazzoni '02 and her husband,
Al, welcomed a son, Brayden Andrew, into
their family Sept. 22, 201 1.
Lauren Baptista Smith '02 and her
husband, Michael J. Smith '02 r welcomed
a daughter, Mia Evelyn, into their family
April 2, 201 1. Mia joins older sister Ella, 3.
Jennifer Newcomer Stahlnecker '02 and
her husband, Brent, welcomed a daughter,
Julia Lynn, into their family June 15,
201 1 . Julia joins big sister Megan.
Rachel Shafer Brimmer '03 and her
husband, Michael J. Brimmer '01,
welcomed a son, David Michael, into their
Stephanie Katra Meyers '03 and her
husband, Jonathan, welcomed a daughter,
Gretchen Elizabeth, into their family Sept.
Dana Jurasits Miller '03 and her husband,
Adam, welcomed a daughter, Charlotte
"Charlie" Marie, into their family Dec. 6,
Jordan Jack Mollohan '03 and her
husband, Brent, welcomed a son, James
Brayden, into their family Oct. 10, 201 1.
Kristine Daiber Warner '03 and her
husband, David R. Warner '02 f welcomed
a daughter, Carolyn June, into their family
Lori Evaristo Widney '03 and her
husband, Jason B. Widney '02, welcomed
a son, Avery Bernard, into their family
July 26, 2010. Lori is a school counselor
at Middlesex Elementary in Baltimore
County. Jason is a professor of voice,
teaching voice lessons and vocal pedagogy
at Washington & Lee University in
Tonya Connors Wood '03 and her
husband, Kevin T. Wood '03 f welcomed
a son, Samuel Robert, into their family
June 23, 201 1. Kevin received his masters
degree in public administration from Penn
State University in 2009. He is a UH-60
Blackhawk pilot assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment at Fort
Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04 and her
husband, Doug, welcomed a daughter,
Addison Marie, into their family Jan. 8, 201 1.
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Erin Campbell Herring '05 and her
husband, Jeremy, welcomed a daughter,
Cadence Reilly, into their family June 10,
Sean Weir '05 and his wife, Marie,
welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn Marie,
into their family July 21,2011.
Alyssa Rizzardi Houseal '06 and her
husband, Mark Houseal '07, welcomed a
daughter, Nataleigh Rose, into their family
Sept. 8, 2011.
Heidi Ellsworth Metzger '06 and her
husband, Christopher James Metzger '06 r
welcomed a daughter, Julia Lauren, into
their family Sept. 2, 201 1.
Christine Pastula Yeagley '08 and her
husband, Travis Robert Yeagley '08,
welcomed a son, Siddhartha Dang, into
their family Aug. 1 , 20 1 1 .
Ella Mae Wickenheiser with brother Colton
Sarah Zeiger Wickenheiser A'07, '10,
fitness center coordinator at LVC, and her
husband, Steve, welcomed a daughter, Ella
Mae, into their family Sept. 7, 201 1. Ella
joins big brother Colton, 3.
Melanie L Good '99 and Joseph W.
Meyers exchanged wedding vows March 5,
201 1, in Pittsburgh. They welcomed a son,
Rigel Kenneth, into their family on Sept.
20, 201 1. Rigel joins big sisters Sarah, 9,
and Ashley, 7.
Lois E. Fegan '02 and Aaron Widmeyer
exchanged wedding vows Nov. 1 9, 20 1 1 , in
Lewes, Del. Dr. Meredith A. McGinley '02
(1. to r.): Erin Frey, Bailey Claeys '07, Shaylene Scheib '07, Jessica Hastings, Kate Comejo '07,
Ricardo Cornejo, Ryan Bender, Kim Pearce, and John Waiters
Paige Elizabeth Callan '07 and Jason
Richard Wickum exchanged wedding vows
July 9, 201 1, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. AuBrei
Weigand '07 served as maid of honor and
Dr. Erika Wickard '07, D'09 was a bridesmaid.
Dr. Nicole Caruso '08 r D'10 was in attendance.
Paige is a graduate student at the University
of Nevada, Reno, pursuing a Ph.D. in
Kate Elizabeth Fry '07 and Rick Cornejo
exchanged wedding vows Sept. 18,
201 1 , at the Cherry Valley Winery in
Saylorsburg. Bridesmaids included Bailey
Claeys '07 and Shaylene Scheib '07.
Andrew Moser '05, William Verdon '07 r
Rebecca Rentzel Verdon '07, and Emily S.
Ross '08 were in attendance.
Brendan J. Fullam '07 and Erica Taddeo
exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8, 201 1, in
LVC's Miller Chapel.
Dr. Jamie L Kovacs '07, D'09 and Daniel
Kelly '07 exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8,
201 1, in Nazareth. Russell DeStefano '08,
Daniel Stauffer '08, and Alyssa Rizzardi
Houseal '06 were in the wedding party.
Jamie is a physical therapist at Good
Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in
Allentown, and Dan is a system operator
Jeffrey A. Campbell '08 and Paula
Frechette exchanged wedding vows
July 9, 201 1, in Harrisburg. Allison
Wiegand Kudrak '11 served as maid of
honor, Michael Kudrak '11 served as
best man, and Matthew Wilson '07 was
a groomsman. Adam Kuhn '09, Kendall
Barbera '09, Bethany Radkiewicz '09,
Christina Gumble '09, and Robert
Woerner '07 were in attendance.
(1. to r.): AuBrei Weigand '07, Paige Elizabeth
Callan '07, and Jason Richard Wickum
served as matron of honor. Natasha
Nicholson '03 and Stacey Stinson Fessler '01
served as bridesmaids. Melvin Hellem Jr. '95,
Jodi Greenfield Yorty '99, Matthew
Grzywacz '99, Natalie Stitzer Stanton
'01, Curt Stanton 01, Jerry Reilly 01,
Parrish Fessler '01, Josh Lindeman '01,
Jason Hocker '01, Katie Geho Hocker '01,
Andrew Rimby '01, Brandy Klunk Putman
'02, Christy Gallihugh Mackey '02,
Timothy Belloff '02, and Amy Seagreaves
Be 1 1 off '04 were in attendance.
Adrienne Crook '04 and Russell Laigaie Jr.
exchanged wedding vows Aug. 21, 2009,
in Glassboro, N.J. They welcomed a son,
Russell William III, into their family Jan.
12, 201 1. Adrienne is the choir director at
Glenwood Avenue Elementary School and
the Wildwood Middle School and High
School, in Wildwood, N.J.
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Adams '07 and Brian
Blase exchanged wedding vows Nov. 19,
201 1, in Annville. She is a kindergarten
teacher in the Deny Township School
Class News & Notes
(L to r.): Sylvia Grove, Christopher Smithy Allison Kudrak '11, Michael Kudrak '09, Paula Campbell,
Jeffrey Campbell '08, Matthew Wilson '07, Jessica Kohn,Adam Kuhn '09, and Rebecca Campbell.
(front, 1. to r.): Timothy Garrett Jr. '08 and Dr. Marc Harris, associate professor of chemistry;
(second row, 1. to r.): Nicole Ling '08, Dr.Jillian Kline '08, D'10, Allison Abayasekara '07,
Dr. Janet Arey '08, D'10, Jacqueline Hane '08, Kenneth Houser '08, Lauren Romano '08, D'10,
Jennifer Buehler '09, Stephanie McKay '11, and Amy Miller '09; (third row, 1. to r.): Rebecca
Lengle '08, Sarah Rish '10, Monica Mancini '08, Mallory Hane '08, Kimberly Danfelt '09, and
Kelly Danfelt '10; (fourth row, 1. to r.): EricHinkle '11, Laura Guenther '08, Gregory Guenther
'08, Ryan Zvorsky '09, Shaun Kr eider '08, and Robert Orth '08; (fifth row, 1. to r.): Benjamin
Lengle '08, Michael Mekailek '07, Stephen Sanchez '08, and Matthew Schaeffer '09
(front, 1. to r.): Caitlyn Biggs '09, Jennifer Payne Decker '09, D wight Decker Jr. '09, Erica Young '07,
and Chelsie Miller Spotts '09; (second row, 1. to r.): Kierstin Levan '11, Dr. Ellen Pitman '09, D'll,
Dana Lochman Geiser '08, Jacqueline Hane '08, Jamie Latshaw '11, Becky Schaffer '09, and
Andrew Spotts '07; (third row, 1. to r.): Sue Fisher Fries '81, Rob Bell '08, Greg Geiser '06,
Christy Gumble '09, Megan Siegel'09, and Matthew Schaeffer '09; (fourth row, 1. to r.): EricDeatrick
'10,J.T.Pursel'08, Charlie Hopta '08, Jared Schneiderman '09, Bob Woerner'07,andjocelyn Joe"
Heckman '09; (back row, 1. to r.): Katie Cunningham '11 and Chase Van Duzer '09
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Romano '08, D'10
and Kenneth Roy Houser '08 exchanged
wedding vows Sept. 3, 201 1, in Lancaster.
Jennifer Buehler '09 served as maid of
honor. Dr. Jillian Kline '08 r D'10 and
Nicole Ling '08 served as bridesmaids.
Timothy Garrett Jr. '08 served as best man
and Robert Orth 08 and Shaun Kreider 08
served as groomsmen. Ryan Zvorsky '09
served as an usher. Michael Mekailek '07
performed as a soloist. Dr. Janet Arey '08,
D'10, Allison Abayasekara '07, Jacqueline
Hane '08, Stephanie McKay '11, Amy
Miller '09, Rebecca Lengle '08, Sarah
Rish '10, Monica Mancini '08, Mallory
Hane '08, Kimberly Danfelt '09, Kelly
Danfelt '10, Eric Hinkle '11, Laura
Evelhoch Guenther '08, Gregory Guenther
'08, Benjamin Lengle '08, Stephen
Sanchez '08, Matthew Schaeffer '09, and
Dr. Marc Harris, LVC associate professor
of chemistry, were in attendance.
Jennifer Ann Payne '09 and Dwight A.
Decker Jr. '09 exchanged wedding vows
June 18, 201 1, in LVCs Miller Chapel. Dr.
Ellen Pitman '09, D'11 served as maid of
honor. Chelsie Miller Spotts '09, Caitlyn
M. Biggs '09, and Megan L Siegel '09
served as bridesmaids. Matthew Schaeffer '09
served as a groomsman. Eric Deatrick '10
performed a song during the ceremony.
Kierstin Levan '11, Dana Lochman Geiser '08,
Jacqueline Hane '08, Jamie Latshaw '11,
Becky Schaffer '09, Andrew Spotts '07,
Sue Fisher Fries '81, Rob Bell '08, Greg
Geiser '06, Christy Gumble 09, J.T.
Pursel '08, Katie Cunningham '11, Erica
Young '07, Charlie Hopta '08, Jared
Schneiderman '09, Bob Woerner '07,
Chase Van Duzer '09, Jocelyn "Joe"
Heckman '09, Ashley Decker '12, and
Adam Abruzzo '12 were also in attendance.
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Horst '09, D'11 and
Matthew Ryan Becker '10 exchanged
wedding vows Aug. 13, 201 1, in Lebanon.
Spiros Anastasiadis '10 served as emcee.
Also in attendance were Mildred Rittle
Keiser '41, great-aunt of the bride, Debra
Elizabeth Kauffman '83, mother of the
bride, Dr. Charissa Nordall '09, D'11, Dr.
Ellen Pittman '09, D'11, Anthony Longo
'10, Krysta Esh Feiser '09, Jerilyn Oehme
'08, Allison Birli '11, Jamie Hawk '12,
and Hanna Free '13. Lauren is a physical
therapist at Olds Physical Therapy and
Sports Rehabilitation in Olds, Alberta,
Canada. Matthew owns and operates a
custom home-building company in Olds
and works in the oil and gas industry as a
Amber N. Keeseman '11 and Curt Cenci '11
exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8, 201 1, in
Michelle Little '11 and Eric Daniel
Ruppert '10 exchanged wedding vows July
23, 201 1, in Mt. Wolf. Ashten O'Brien '11,
Emily Perkins '11, Joelle Snyder '11, and
A.J. Myers '10 were members of the bridal
party. Many other LVC alumni were in
Christine M. Whiteley '11 and Matthew
Dean Thiesse '11 exchanged wedding
vows May 20, 20 1 1 , in St. Johns, Antigua.
Laura Heineman '09 served as maid of honor.
Friends of the College
Emily Whitmoyer and Troy Summey III
exchanged wedding vows Aug. 6, 201 1 .
Emily is the director of media relations and
campus communications at LVC.
Dr. Doris Smith
W\ ■ I Watson '43 was a
pioneer in the field
of church handbell
ringing. She rang for The Gary Moore
Show in December 1952.
Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 enjoyed her
19-year-old grandsons summer-long visit
with her in California last year. She states
she's now beginning to feel old at 87!
Edith Kreiser Probus '46 and 18 family
members enjoyed a cruise along the coast
of Alaska during the summer of 201 1.
Pearl Miller Siegel '47 is proud to announce
that her third grandchild, Rachel L Siegel '11,
graduated from LVC in May with a degree in
Hanshaw '50 retired in
2009 after 14 years as
the bus driver lounge
supervisor at Hersheypark. In 2008, she
received an outstanding employee award in
recognition of her dedication to "her" bus
drivers and to the park.
In February, Dr. Jerald G. Bachman '58
officially retired during his 50th year as
a research professor at the University of
Michigan's Institute for Social Research. In
1964, he launched a program of research
on youth and social issues. Nearly five
decades later, the program has surveyed
more than one million high school
students and young adults. He expects to
continue on a part-time basis. He has been
listed in "Most Cited Authors in the Social
Sciences" for his numerous books, articles,
Joyce Noferi Asay '60
recently retired from
Lucent Technology, as
a systems engineer.
In November 201 1, Nancy Nickell Ragno '60
published a book, titled "Word Savvy: Use
the Right Word Every Time, All the Time"
Shirley Brown Michel '63 is chapel
organist and teaches group piano lessons to
residents at the Peter Becker Community
in Harleysville. She sings with a local
choral group, the North Penn Singers,
which performs for retirement homes,
churches, and at Phillies games. She sang
with American Salute, which ministers to
military families in Germany and France,
performing five major concerts, as well as
at a July Fourth special at the Normandy
In November 201 1, Charles H. Martin '64
was re-elected for a fifth term as Bucks
H. William Alsted '65 closed his business,
Atlantic Process Systems LLC, on Dec. 31,
201 1, and plans to retire, finally. . .at least
Dr. Ed Nickoloff '65, professor of radiology
at Columbia University and chief hospital
physicist at the Columbia University
Medical Center, recently authored
"Applications of Statistics to Medicine
and Medical Physics" (Medical Physics
Publishing, March 2011).
Richard W. Wentzel '67 continues as
full-time pastoral associate at Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in
Lebanon. He also is the chair of the
Lebanon County Eagle Scout Society and
the Deacon Council of the Diocese of
Michael Curley '68 began a new vocation
after retiring from a long, distinguished
career in the U.S. military (Air Force and
Navy), as well as in the private industry
and the non-profit world. He is now the
town clerk of Ledyard, Conn., where he
has lived since 1992 (see p. 24).
Eric J. Uberseder '71
retired June 10,2011,
after providing school-
based mental health
services at The Devereux Foundation and
in the Solanco School District for 40 years.
He and his wife, Linda Hough Uberseder 73,
moved to Bar Harbor, Maine. They welcome
classmates who might want to visit Acadia
Dr. John "Buzz" Jones '72, professor of
music at Gettysburg College, directed the
college Jazz Ensemble on an eight-concert,
13-day tour of France and Switzerland.
The group performed at the Montreux,
Vienne, and Jazz a Juan festivals. His
commissioned oratorio, "For the People,"
is based on texts by Abraham Lincoln and
features a brass band, three vocal soloists,
and a dance company. Premiering in
2009, repeat performances are scheduled
in Frederick, Md., in 2012 and in
Gettysburg for the 2013 sesquicentennial
commemoration of the Battle of
Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 is the advisor
and instructor for the Children's Book
Illustration Certificate Program at the
Rhode Island School of Design.
Class News & Notes
Bill Phifer 74 is a fellow at Hewlett-
Packard in Wayne. He and his wife,
Susan "Sue" Boohar Phifer 75, recently
discovered that the couple building a
house next door to their vacation home in
Murrells Inlet, S.C., is Sandy Anderson
Pembleton 75 and Bob Pembleton 74.
Carol A. Scott 74 is a merchandiser
at xpedx, a division of International
Paper. She also performs on the bassoon
throughout Central Pennsylvania. In
2010, she was the featured soloist for the
Harrisburg Singers' Christmas concert
and performed Danzi's "Concerto for
Bassoon and Clarinet" with the Central
Quintin Allan Lerch 75 celebrated his
fifth year as director of music at First
Presbyterian Church of Woodbury
Heights, N.J., in August 201 1. As such, he
conducts an adult choir of 20 and a youth
choir of 15. With his wife's assistance, they
present an annual Christmas pageant on
the second Sunday of December.
Joreen Howell Kelly 76 has been the
music director at Saint Catherine Laboure
School in Harrisburg since 1976. She was
recently named director of media and
technology after a 35-year teaching career.
She and her husband are also working
musicians in a band and as a duet.
Elyse Rogers, Esq., 76 f partner with
Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, was recently
selected by her peers for inclusion in "The
Best Lawyers in America® 2012." She was
named a best lawyer in the practice areas
of trust and estate administration and
BY MARTY PARKES
for LVC graduates
change and/or the
second acts are
sometimes the result of personal choice; sometimes they are
the byproduct of financial necessity.
Long Island native Dr. Michael Curley '68 is one of the lucky
ones whose circumstances fall under the personal choice
category. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career in the U.S.
military (Air Force and Navy), as well as in the private industry
and the non-profit world, conducting psychological research
about how people cope with environmental stress — resisting
torture and/or inhumane treatment, survival training, and
instilling confidence while helping individuals recognize their
breaking points. Recently, however, Curley was offered the
chance to shift gears and serve as the town clerk of Ledyard,
Conn., where he has lived since 1992.
If you are not aware of what a town clerk does, neither
was Curley when he was offered the post. So he talked
with other town clerks in Connecticut and attended a training
session for them held near Hartford, the state capitol. He
decided that his skills as a problem solver, organizer, and
leader would allow him to meet the diverse demands placed
on a town clerk while bringing a fresh perspective to the
position and town government.
"The town clerk's office is the focal point of any town...
you are expected to know the answers to everything,"
Curley said. "You need to be able to help your fellow citizens
by telling them who they need to see about what issue —
whether the tax collector, justice of the peace, or dog license.
I have been on the job since early January and every day
since then I have fielded half a dozen or so questions to which
I don't know the answer. So I find them out. My education
Curley, who holds a master's degree in theoretical
psychology from Appalachian State University (N.C.) and a
doctorate in experimental psychology from the University
of South Florida, has a simple goal for his office. "I want
to make the town clerk's office in Ledyard the best one in
Such lofty goals obviously bring challenges. But Curley
has already concluded that great rewards come with the
challenges of his new post: "This is an opportunity to serve
where my skills can be utilized. Over the years, I've come to
appreciate that your quality of life, not money, is the most
important part of your professional career. One of the nice
things about a small town like Ledyard is that it is democracy
in daily action. The traditional New England town meeting
remains a cornerstone of our local government. All public
officials must be approachable and accessible to citizens at all
Curley s daughter, Beth Curley Myers, graduated from
LVC in 1999. Marty Parkes, LVCs executive director of
marketing and communications, grew up in Ledyard and
graduated from Ledyard High School in 1977.
estate litigation. Her practice also includes
business planning and taxation. She is a
member of LVC s Board of Trustees.
Joanne Hartline Conrad 77 received
her certificate in medical assisting from
Montgomery County Community College
in 2010. She was a dean's list student, a
member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society, and recipient of a clinical award.
She is a registered medical assistant at
Premier Immediate Medical Care in
Ron Afflebach '78 is the director of
employee and labor relations at Children's
National Medical Center in Washington,
Carolyn Steffy Rozman '78 is the lead
teacher at Deny Discovery Days Preschool
in the Derry Presbyterian Church in
Dr. Elaine KatzMeils'80 f
principal of Tarpon
Elementary in Florida,
was recently named the elementary
administrator of the year for the state of
Florida by the Florida Music Educators
Dr. Shelbie Stone Simmons '80 received
her doctorate in musical arts from the
University of Oklahoma in 2006. Prior
to that, she received a degree in organ
performance from the University of
North Texas and a master's degree in
choral conducting from the University of
George Meyers '81 recently completed
work on two films, "The Extra" and a
zombie horror film, "Destiny of the Dead."
He also has been working for Marvel
Comics for the past two years, producing
a superhero stunt show, which so far has
toured through Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, and
Dubai. He plans to start shooting his next
project, a Western feature film, in mid- to
Jeffrey E. Boland '86 is a partner in charge
of the newly created Senior Living Services
Consulting Group of Reinsel Kuntz
Lesher s Lancaster office.
George Meyers '81
Kristi Cheney Paulson '87 is a hospice
social worker at Moorestown Visiting
Nurses in New Jersey, where she utilizes
her LVC music degree by playing the flute
and singing for patients and their families
in end-of-life situations. Her husband,
Paul Paulson Jr. '90 f is director of music
at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
in Cherry Hill, N.J., and principal owner
of ProMedia LLC, an audio/visual systems
integration company. They have two
children, Amelia, 12, and Elliot, 10. Kristi
states that she and Paul cherish their years
at LVC and adore the friends they made.
Dr. Laura E. Pence '87, professor of
chemistry at the University of Hartford,
joined 212 other scholars nationwide
in being elected to the 201 1 class of
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Fellows. The ACS Fellows Program, which
began in 2009, recognizes and honors
ACS members who have made significant
contributions to the science and provided
excellent service to the society.
Andrea Tindley '87 recommends that
anyone returning to the Valley visit her at
Niko's in Lebanon, where she enjoys her
second career tending bar.
Dr. Nanette "Nan" Hanshaw '88 became
board certified through the American
College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
in June 201 1. She has been employed
by the Pennsylvania Department of
Agricultures Bureau of Animal Health and
Diagnostic Services since 2000.
Chad Saylor '89 is the communication
director for Jim Cawley, Pennsylvania's
32nd lieutenant governor.
McGranaghan '90 f
the film critic for
published his first book, w Straight-Up
Blatant: Musings From The Aisle Seat"
(lulu.com, Oct. 8, 2011).
Harry "Buddy" Sinclair Oliver '90 and
his wife, Kathy Supplee Oliver '90 f have
partnered with family to form FiberPlex
Technologies LLC. They manufacture and
sell fiber-optic equipment to the federal,
military, and intelligence communities, as
well as the pro audio market, including
live touring sound, installed sound, and
Steven D. Young '91 is an academic advisor
with the Department of Undergraduate
Psychology at the University of Maryland,
John Perozich '92 is chair of the biology
department at Franciscan University in
Danielle Fetters Yoder '92 is the Title I
and assessment coordinator in the Penns
Valley School District in Spring Mills.
Kristina Laakko Stroh '93 is the executive
director and co-founder of All The
Difference, a nonprofit organization that
provides occupational, speech, and floor-
time therapies in a child-led, play-based
approach to help children interact and
have fun while developing learning and
Brian C. Davis '95 received his master's
degree in regulatory affairs for drugs,
biologies, and medical devices from
Northeastern University in 201 1. In recent
years he has also earned American Society
for Quality certifications as a quality
auditor and quality engineer.
Tim Terrell '95 received his master's degree
in adult education and training from the
University of Phoenix in 201 1. He is a
manager at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in
Class News & Notes
Dana Centofanti Triantafillos '95 teaches
seventh grade math and science at Lake
Riviera Middle School in Brick, N. J., and
is the head field hockey coach at Brick
Township High School.
Dan Kenneth Tucci '95 is the assistant
principal at Meadow Hall Elementary
School in Rockville, Md.
Walter "Wally" Raymond Popejoy '96,
M'01 is the assistant principal of the
Millmont campus in the Reading School
District. He and his wife, Audra Palopoli
Popejoy '98 f M'04 f are the proud parents
of Hannah, 9, Gavin, 7, and Owen, 3.
David Bohr '97 recently traveled to
Brazil and the Dominican Republic with
Compassion International, a Christian
child sponsorship organization. He is
currently participating in the Save58
Campaign to find 58 sponsors for
children, 58 mosquito nets, and 58 water
filters by the end of 2012.
Dr. Anthony P. Burke '97 was named a
fellow of both the American College of
Cardiology and the American Society of
Nuclear Cardiology in 201 1. He also was
named director of cardiology at Doctors
Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
Ann Weicksel Lehman '97 is the director
of annual giving at Penn State University's
Corrina Doerge Smith '97 is the band
director at Jabish Brook Middle School in
Belchertown, Mass. She and her husband,
Tom, have two children, Caleb, 7, and
David William Wright '97 is the principal
of Linglestown Middle School in the
Central Dauphin School District.
David Schott '98 and his wife, Becky, each
won an Emmy Award presented by the
National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences Dec. 3, 201 1, for a feature story
on Eagles Nest Cave that aired on CBS
Cindi Ensminger Goshorn '99 has been
promoted to the position of account services
specialist with the account management team
at the global corporate office of Workplace
Options, Inc., in Raleigh, N.C.
Laura Graybeal Kelly '99 is the benefits
analyst for Crozer-Keystone Health System
in Ridley Park.
Cory W. Thornton '99 is the managing
editor at Open Minds, a market research
and management consulting firm specializing
in the health and human service field.
Dr. Jamie Wesloskie
Bolton '00 received a
doctorate in clinical
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in 2011.
Amanda Snoke Dubbs, Esq., '00 is owner
and attorney at the Law Offices of Amanda
Christine E. Bennethum
'02 is the senior prospect
researcher for the
Medical Center Foundation.
Melissa Yoder Wissler '02 is a vice
president and relationship manager with
Graystone Wealth Management in the
Capitol and Lancaster regions.
Brian Zellers '02, M'08 teaches biology
and is the head baseball coach at Central
Dauphin High School in Harrisburg. His
wife, Trisha Fatula Zellers '02, is a stay-at-
home mother, raising their two children.
Amy N. McLaughlin '03
is a school counselor
at Northside and Pine
schools in the Palmyra Area School District.
Lori Counterman Pitcock '03 graduated with
two masters degrees in 201 1: elementary
education curriculum and instruction from
Towson University, and educational
leadership with an administration certification
from the American College of Education. She
teaches fourth grade in the Harford County
Public School system in Maryland.
Amber N. Spell Miller 04
is an emotional support
teacher in the Palmyra
Area High School.
Jon-David "JD" Byers
'05 is the assistant
men's basketball coach
at Radford University
Kent A. Brusstar
M'06 retired from
public school teaching
after 26 years with
the Coatesville Area School District. The
day after his last day as a seventh-grade
science teacher, he accepted the position
of interim coordinator of the Master of
Science Education program at LVC — the
same program from which he graduated.
He is thrilled to return to this position as a
member of the LVC community.
Amy Meininger Cuddy '06 is the director
of marketing at KCCT Architects in
Betsy Weik Devitz '06 f M'09 is the branch
manager at Members 1st Federal Credit
Unions Hershey Road office.
Bonita Susan Leib '06 received her
master's degree in educational leadership
from Lehigh University in 201 1.
Robb Stech '06 is an actor, writer, and
director. He is the leading man in 10
commercials currently airing on all
major networks and in an international
metal music video, and stars in three
independent films shown in theaters and
festivals nationally. He states, "It was my
time at the College under the guidance
of Dr. Pry that inspired this radical life
change. The lessons I've learned there . . .
still apply to my jobs every day."
Kimberly "Kym" Weed '06 received her
master's degree in English language and
literature from the University of Maryland
in 201 1. She is currently working toward
her doctorate in English at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jamie L Wenrich '06 is the marketing and
communications coordinator at Danfoss in
Carl Bahner '07 plays
and teaches drums
professionally in the
He's played with nearly 100 bands and is
recording his first album as a bandleader.
Tim Wolfe '07 will also be playing on the
album. Other performers recording with
Banner have played with artists such as
Billy Joel, The Roots, and Pearl Jam.
Jessica Barber '07 was recently accepted
into the American Psychological Association s
Public Interest Policy Internship program
in Washington, D.C., a yearlong position
focused on applying psychological research
to federal policymaking. She received her
master s degree in social psychology from
Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009
and is completing her doctorate there. She
also holds a black belt in tae kwon do and is
enjoying her second season singing with the
Richmond Symphony Chorus.
Dr. Lauren Michelle Chestney '07 received
her doctorate in veterinary medicine from
the University of Pennsylvania in 201 1.
She is a doctor of veterinary medicine at
Gwynedd Veterinary Hospital in Lansdale.
Kara B. Furman '07 is a visitor services
assistant at the Philadelphia Museum
of Art. She also started a chapter of
the American Association of Museums
Emerging Museum Professionals in
Jennifer Lynn Line '07 is the project
assistant at Media Star Promotions in
Alan Michael Newsome '07 is an associate
actuary at John Hancock Financial Services
in Boston, Mass. In 2012, he became a
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).
Erik P. Vargo '07 continues in the doctoral
program for systems engineering at the
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
Daniel George Youngs '07, M"I1 is the
corporate controller at White Oak Mills
in Elizabethtown and an adjunct professor
in the LVC Department of Business and
David Paul Zimmerman '07 is an assistant
regional underwriting manager, western
region, for the American Mining Insurance
Company in Birmingham, Ala.
frYKTSV Erica Lynn Van Der
I ■ }2l Knokke 08 received
AVr/i^B 1 her master s degree
in college student
personnel from the University of Dayton,
Ohio, in 2011.
Brandon Wagner '08 is an auditor for the
U.S. Department of Defense in the Defense
Contract Audit Agency, based in BAE
Systems Land and Armaments LP Ground
Systems Division Branch Office in York.
Christine Pastula Yeagley '08 is a
freelance instructor for the Business
English Department at Otto-Friedrich-
Universitat in Bamberg, Germany.
Jeffrey W. Anderson '09
is a police officer in
Duane J. Cole '09 is an eighth-grade
learning support teacher in the Palmyra
Area School District.
Ryan A. Van Houten '09 is the youth and
youth sports director at the Lebanon
Family YMCA. He enjoys being a child
advocate investing in the youth of Lebanon.
Melissa A. Kayes '09 is a high school
guidance counselor in the Shenandoah
Valley School District in Shenandoah.
Adam P. Myers '09 is a general music
teacher at Forge Road Elementary School
in the Palmyra Area School District.
Chelsie Miller Sports '09 is a general
music teacher at Pine Street Elementary
School in the Palmyra Area School District.
Jaclyn Kain '10 has
been accepted into
the medical physics
master s program at
Nicole E. Klahold '10 is an emotional
support teacher at Providence Elementary
School in the Solanco School District.
Amanda B. Pone '10 is a learning support
teacher at Northside Elementary School in
the Palmyra Area School District.
graduated from Naval
School as a distinguished
naval graduate and was commissioned as an
ensign in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 18, 201 1.
He was awarded the L.T. Thomas Eadie,
U.SA. Congressional Medal of Honor
Award for achieving the highest average for
academic, military training, and physical
fitness. Additionally, he was awarded the
Honors Student Award in recognition of
attaining the highest academic average. He
is currendy assigned to the USS Ford (FFG
54) in Everett, Wash., where he and his wife,
Mary Auker-Endres '10 f recendy relocated.
Erin N. Brubaker '11 is a music teacher
at Solanco High School in the Solanco
Emily L Gertenbach '11 is an e-commerce
content specialist for The WEBstaurant
Store. She primarily writes and edits
content for the website.
Nathan D. McCleaf '11 is the senior
business systems analyst at Giant Food
Store in Carlisle.
Megan McGrady '11 is the Relay for Life
community representative for the American
Cancer Society in White Plains, N.Y.
Emily J. Moore '11 is a kindergarten teacher
at Providence and Clermont elementary
schools in the Solanco School District.
Laura S. Mutchler '11 is an accountant in
the Lancaster office of ParenteBeard.
Emily A. Perkins '11 was named a staff
accountant with Simon Lever Certified
Public Accountants and Business Advisors
of Manheim Township.
Heidi A. Rudelitch '11 was named a staff
accountant with Simon Lever Certified
Public Accountants and Business Advisors
of Manheim Township.
Krystina M. Sissick '11 is an assurance
associate in the Harrisburg office of
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.
Lisa M. Train '11 began an 18-month
accelerated bachelor of science in nursing
program at West Chester University in 201 1.
Dr. Millard J. Miller '28 died Aug. 6, 201 1, in Ohio at the age
of 106. He had been a minister in the United Methodist Church
(U.M.C.) for more than 40 years, serving as minister at Shenandoah
College and Winchester United Brethren Church (U.B.C.) in
Virginia. He served as the director of youth works for the entire
U.B.C, was district superintendent for the Virginia Conference,
the Ohio Southeast Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren
(E.U.B.) Church, and Findlay District of the U.M.C. Millers last
pastoral appointment was at Church of the Master in Westerville,
Ohio, where he served for 22 years. He was a Civil War buff, having
visited every battlefield of the war; he also wrote the book, "My
Grandpa Rode with Jeb Stuart." Miller wrote many pamphlets
for the E.U.B. Church, including the adult catechism booklet,
"Our Church." He was an honorary alumnus of Otterbein College
and chair of the Ohio Pastors' Convention. Miller was a member
of LVC's Board of Trustees, as well as those of Otterbein and
Shenandoah colleges, and of the United Seminary. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Emmeline Shaffer Miller '29.
Ruth Essick Miller '29 died Dec. 1 1, 201 1, in Columbia at the age
of 104. She retired in 1972 after teaching English for 20 years at
Hempfield School District Junior and Senior High School. She was
a member of Ironville United Methodist Church, the Hempfield
Local Association, and the Pennsylvania State Education
Association. Following her retirement, She enjoyed worldwide
travel with her husband. Miller is survived by a nephew, William
D. Essick '67. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev.
Grant M. Miller '31, and a brother, DeWitt M. Essick '34.
Kathleen Pool Land '36 died Aug. 10, 2011, in Dekalb, 111., at
the age of 96. She played the pipe organ for First Congregational
Church in Dekalb for 46 years, retiring in 1991. She played for
coundess special services, weddings, funerals, and concerts. Land also
was employed for many years with Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance
Company with her husband, Emmette, as his secretary. She was a
77-year member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization
Sisterhood, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Kishwaukee
Symphony Orchestra and the classical music station WNIU. She
loved to travel and play cards, and enjoyed her bridge club.
Dean W. Gasteiger '38 died Dec. 2, 201 1, in Newport News, Va.,
at the age of 98. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
as an agent in Carbondale, 111.; San Diego, Calif.; and San Antonio,
Texas. He then transferred to Bristol, Va., as a special agent, where
he worked until his retirement after 30 years of service. Gasteiger
was one of the founders of the Church at Bristol and a member of
St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Hampton, Va.
Dr. Charles Boyd Shaffer '38 died Oct. 4, 201 1, in Florida at the
age of 94. He began his career as a toxicologist at Mellon Institute,
later becoming the director of toxicology at American Cyanamid
Company, where he retired in 1980 after 28 years of service.
Shaffer was a partner in a toxicology-consulting firm, Drill, Friess,
Hays, Loomis and Shaffer. He was advisor to the U.S. delegation
from the Department of Transportation. He also was responsible
for the preparation of a manual on the transportation of hazardous
materials now used by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S.
Department of Transportation. Shaffer was author or co-author of
40 scientific publications. He is survived by his wife, Louise Stoner
Dr. Robert P. Boran Sr. '40 died Sept. 13, 201 1, in Pottsville at
the age of 93. He served in the 63rd Infantry "Blood and Fire"
division of the Army Medical Corps. He was stationed in Europe
during World War II, serving in the medical detachment on the
front line. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters,
American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle-Eastern
Campaign Medal Ribbon with Bronze Star attachment, World War
II Victory Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge First Award.
Boran practiced dentistry in Minersville from 1946 through 1996,
and was a member of the Pierre Fauchard Honor Society and the
International College of Dentists. He was preceded in death by a
brother, Frank Boran '35.
Lucille Gollam Byerly '40 died Sept. 27, 201 1, in Lewisburg at
the age of 92. She worked for J.C. Penney as a stocking model
and later for Bethlehem Steel as a secretary. She was a member
of Zion Lutheran Church, where she and her husband held
several volunteer positions. Byerly also was a lifetime member of
the Lebanon Women's Club and the Order of the Eastern Star
#115, Lebanon. She and her husband were active members of
the Lebanon Dance Club and the Lebanon Elks Club. She was
predeceased by her husband, David Allen Byerly '38.
Mark Z. Ferry '40 died Dec. 13, 201 1, in Palmyra at the age of
9 1 . He was a tech sergeant during World War II, serving as a
weapons instructor in cadre at Fort McClellan in Alabama. He was
proprietor of Ferry's on the Square in Palmyra until he retired in
1979. Ferry and his wife had purchased the business in 1951 from
his father, who had opened it as a general store in 1905. Ferry was
a life member of Trinity United Church of Christ, and a member
of the American Legion, Citizen's Fire Company #1, Palmyra
Rotary Club, and Palmyra Business Association. He is survived by
his daughters, Lynda Ferry Moore '68 and Sylvia Ferry Bowman
'70, as well as a son-in-law, Glenn E. Moore '72.
Daniel S. Seiverling '40 died Sept. 10, 2011, in Campbelltown
at the age of 93. He was an insurance agent for many years for
Banker's Life Nebraska (now Ameritas) and was Dauphin County
treasurer for 16 years. He played tennis, baseball, and basketball,
and also was a basketball coach. He volunteered with the Boy
Scouts, served on the Hershey Bank board, was a member of the
Optimist and Rotary clubs, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow,
the Rotary's highest honor. Seiverling also served as president of the
Milton Hershey School Alumni Association. He was predeceased
by a brother, Dr. Richard F. Seiverling '42, and is survived by his
wife of 68 years, Jane Gruber Seiverling '43.
Jeannette Kalbach Partridge '41 died Oct. 28, 2011, in
Azusa, Calif., at the age of 91. She started her teaching career in
Quarryville. After starting a family and relocating to California in
1958, she continued her teaching career at Eaglerock High School
in Los Angeles, later becoming a high school counselor until
retiring in 1985. Partridge served her community in numerous
capacities and was active in the local library. She loved reading and
spending time with her friends.
Dr. Margaretta A. Carey '43 died Sept. 4, 201 1, in Downingtown -
at the age of 90. She served as music advisor and coordinator of
the arts for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of
Education. She taught at other institutions of higher education and
public schools in Indiana, and retired as a faculty administrator at
West Chester University.
Eleanor L Witmeyer '43 died Dec. 7, 201 1, in Annville at the age
of 90. In 1944, she began a 35-year career teaching social studies
in the Annville Township School District (now Annville-Cleona).
Witmeyer received many citations, including Jaycee Teacher of the
Year, Honorary Chapter Farmers Degree, Freedom Foundation of
Valley Forge, 1984 LVC Alumni Award, 1984 Lebanon County
Outstanding Educator, and in 2006, the Annville High School
Alumni of the Year award. She was a member of the Annville
United Methodist Church, serving in its choir and Sunday school
Marian Ulmer Cams '45 died Jan. 17 in Royersford at the age
of 89. She was a retired teacher from the Phoenixville School
District with more than 25 years of service. She was a member and
Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church of
Phoenixville. Cams also was a member of the Christian Women's
Club and the Phoenixville Senior Center. She is survived by a
granddaughter, Sara E. Connors '01.
Yvonne L Raab '45 died Jan. 14 in Red Lion at the age of 88. She
was employed by Charles H. Bear & Company and later joined the
staff of Dallastown Area Schools as an elementary librarian, retiring
in 1985. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist
Church in Dallastown, serving on the church choir. Raab also was
a member of the Dallastown Golden Age Club and its choir, and
the Dallastown Historical Society.
Anne Adams Zart '45 died Sept. 18, 201 1, in Dallastown at the
age of 88. She taught at the Polk Township, Swatara Township, and
Steelton-Highspire high schools for 30 years. Zart also was music
director at Centenary United Methodist Church in Steelton, where
she and her husband were members for more than 50 years. She is
survived by her son, Harry C. Zart '68, and daughter-in-law, Julie
Rojahn Zart '71.
Dr. George E. Edwards '47 died Jan. 7 in Susquehanna Township
at the age of 89. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a
lieutenant on the U.S.S. Dauphin. He was a general practitioner
and partner with Family Physician Associates in New Cumberland.
He was a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society,
Harrisburg Academy of Medicine, and Louther Manor Lodge No.
781 Free and Accepted Masons. He was predeceased by a brother,
Robert L. Edwards '36, and a brother-in-law, Edward F. Tesnar '52.
He is survived by a sister, Jeanne Edwards Tesnar '51, and a sister-
in-law, Iva Claire Weirick Edwards '36.
Vincent "Red" A. Sherman 48 died Oct. 26, 201 1, in Orwigsburg
at the age of 87. He served stateside in the U.S. Army during
World War II. In the 1960s, he co-coached the Cressona Teeners
baseball team and won five consecutive championships and two
Schuylkill championships. Sherman was a special education teacher
for 28 years. He worked at Alcoa in Cressona from 1949 to 1959
then returned to teaching at the Berks County Intermediate Unit
in 1959, retiring in 1984. Sherman was a life member of the
Cressona American Legion, the Pennsylvania School Educators
Association, and the Local Musicians Union.
Asher S. Edelman Jr. '49 died Dec. 10, 201 1, in Waynesboro at the
age of 87. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with
the 26th Infantry Yankee Division, under General George S. Patton.
He received the Purple Heart with Clusters, the Soldier Medal of
Honor, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He taught music
in the Waynesboro School District for 35 years, retiring in 1986.
Edelman was a violinist with the Potomac, Maryland, and Millbrook
symphonies. He attended St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church. He
is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Anita "Betty" Wilhide
Edelman '50, and a sister, Mary Edelman Light '50.
Elmer Leon Reamer '49 died Dec. 12, 201 1, in New Jersey at
the age of 86. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a radio
technician in World War II. He trained in Lake Geneva, N.Y.;
Corona, Calif.; the Wright Junior Trade School in Chicago, 111.;
and at the U.S. Naval Yards in Charleston, S.C. Early in his career,
he was employed at the Navy Yard in Charleston, S.C. He retired
in 1982 from the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center,
where he had been an engineer for more than 20 years. He is
survived by his wife, Carolyn Thomas Reamer '49.
Luzetta Warfel Stair '49 died Jan. 9 in Bethlehem at the age of
84. Early on, she worked in the music department at Allentown
State Hospital, but later dedicated her life to being a housewife
and mother. She was a member of Church of the Manger in
Jeanne Bozarth Cleaver '50 died Jan. 27 in Vero Beach, Fla., at
the age of 83. An enthusiastic artist, she taught art classes to local
children and was one of the founding members of the Lebanon
Valley Council on the Arts. She also taught English as a second
language to Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees. Cleaver, an avid
world traveler, spent almost every summer of her life in Maine and
loved supporting local artists and cruising the Maine coast with the
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.
Charles H. Kreis '50 died Jan. 20 in Lebanon at the age of 88.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an
instrumental teacher for more than 35 years in the Mt. Markham
Central School in West Winfield, N.Y. Kreis played first trombone
in the Utica Symphony. After retiring to Pennsylvania, Kreis played
in the Lebanon Community Band, Lebanon Big Band, Gentlemen
of Jazz, and Rajah Concert Band, among several others. He was
a member of the Myerstown United Church of Christ, where he
directed the church choir for many years.
Dr. Alonzo L Mantz '50 died Jan. 1 in Somerset, N.J., at the age
of 82. He served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps from 1952
to 1954. He was a chemist with Union Carbide in Tarrytown,
N.Y.; Boundbrook, N.J.; Charlestown, W. Va.; and Singapore for
32 years before retiring. Mantz was a member of the American
Chemical Society and Masonic Lodge #45 in Pennsylvania, as well
as the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown.
James S. Burchfield '51 died Aug. 6, 201 1, in Staten Island, N.Y.,
at the age of 85. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in
World War II. He was a biology and science teacher for the former
Hummelstown and Lower Dauphin high schools. Burchfield also
served as a public education director for the American Cancer
Society and worked for the Department of Justice in New York.
His life's passion was working in his flower and vegetable gardens.
Chester L Richwine '51 died Dec. 30, 201 1, in Hampden
Township at the age of 85. He was a veteran of World War II,
serving in the U.S. Army Arlington Cemetery Band. He taught
instrumental band music for 3 1 years and retired from the West
Shore School District. He was an active trumpet player for 40
years in the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and various regional
groups. Richwine was a founding member of New Cumberland
American Legion Post 143 Band, now the New Cumberland Town
Band, and the Shippensburg Concert Series Orchestra.
C. Russell Schneck '51 died Nov. 26, 201 1, in Lebanon at the
age of 85. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was
a retired music educator and band director from the Susquehanna
Township School District. Schneck played with many local bands,
including the Lebanon Community Concert Band, the Lebanon
Big Band, and the Washington Band. A member of the Evangelical
Free Church of Hershey, he played clarinet in the church orchestra.
Schneck also was an active volunteer at the Lebanon Valley
Virginia Wagner Curfman '52 died Dec. 1, 201 1, in Hershey at the
age of 80. She had been an elementary school teacher for 10 years
in the Harrisburg School District and for four years in the Lebanon
School District. She was a member of Palm Lutheran Church in
Palmyra and the Lebanon County Women's Club Federation, and
was former president of the Cleona Women's Club. She is survived
by her husband of 46 years, Dr. George D. Curfman '53.
Gloria Dressier Zeigler '52 died Sept. 3, 201 1, in Laureldale at
the age of 80. She was a church organist and choir director at
Hebron United Methodist Church, a Shaklee distributor, and an
instructor of private instrumental lessons. Zeigler was president
of the Rainbow Valley American Business Women's Association, a
member of the Glen Chapter #425 Order of the Eastern Star, and
a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship,
Music, and Other Arts.
Florence Sauder Hoffman '53 died Nov. 30, 201 1, in York at
the age of 80. She was a homemaker and worked as a substitute
teacher for a number of area school districts. She was a member of
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she was the director of
the youth choir for 50 years. She also had been a Girl Scout leader.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Sauder LePage '57. She
is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hoffman Risser '76.
June Finkelstein Mosse '53 died Aug. 16, 201 1, in Florida at the
age of 79. She had been a nursery school teacher for more than
25 years, having taught in Long Island and Florida. She enjoyed
traveling, especially cruising.
Frances Thomas Lucy '54 died Oct. 12, 201 1, in Hummelstown
at the age of 78. She had a successful career with TLB Solomon
Software in Malvern. She served on the Radnor School Board,
was active with the Annville High School Alumni Association,
Daughters of the American Colonists, Friends of Old Annville, and
the Meyer Family in America. Lucy is survived by a sister, Doris
Thomas Shull '50, and brother, Col. Jack H. Thomas, USAR (Ret.) '56.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Delia Herr Thomas '23,
and a brother, Lee A. Thomas '65.
Dr. Richard C. Musselman '54 died Aug. 17, 201 1, in Newark,
Del., at the age of 78. Early in his career, he taught biology at
Newark High School, where he later became the principal. He
always said that his 26 years of teaching and coaching football were
his greatest sources of satisfaction during more than three decades
in education. After retiring, Musselman worked for Prudential
Real Estate of Newark. He was inducted into the Quakertown/
Pennridge Sports Hall of Fame. Musselman loved gardening, travel,
music, and education.
Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 died Jan. 27 in Lancaster at the age of
78. She was a vocal music teacher for seven years and a first- and
second-grade teacher for 30 years in the Warwick School District.
Herr played clarinet in the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra for 30
years, and clarinet and saxophone in numerous performances in
the Fulton Theatre. Herr was a 64-year member of Grace Lutheran
Church. She also was a member of the Musical Art Society of
Lancaster, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the
Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs.
Edward A. Anderson Jr. '58 died Aug. 3, 201 1, in Falls Church,
Va., at the age of 75. He had recently retired as associate professor
of mathematics from Northern Virginia Community College in
Manassas, Va., where he had taught for 17 years. During his career,
Anderson had taught at several high schools and at American
and Georgetown universities. He was a member of the St. James
Roman Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va., where he had
served as a cantor for many years. He is survived by a sister-in-law,
Catherine Uhrich Anderson '71.
Drew T. Fetterolf '58 died Nov. 27, 201 1, in Alabama at the age of
80. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and retired
from the U.S. Department of Defense in 1986.
Dr. Bryan Hearsey
Retired professor emeritus of
mathematical sciences Dr. Bryan V.
Hearsey lost a three-year battle with
cancer on Oct. 28, 2011, at age 69.
In addition to his extended family, he
is survived by wife Carolyn Hearsey;
daughter, Stacie Gingrich, and her
husband, Craig, of Lancaster; and son,
Todd Hearsey, and his wife, Becky, of
"Bryan was a gifted and demanding
teacher who commanded the loyalty of
generations of graduates of the College's
program in actuarial science who looked
to Bryan as mentor and guide," said
President Steve MacDonald. "He was respected by his faculty
colleagues for his thoughtful, wise counsel. He was an honest and
talented and thoroughly decent man, and we will miss him."
Hearsey spent 40 years as a professor at Lebanon Valley
College, where he took the reins of a struggling actuarial science
major in 1976 and during the next three decades built a program
that now has few rivals in North America. He was an Associate
of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and an active member of the
academic actuarial community, and served as the Society of
Actuaries liaison representative to the Mathematical Association
of America and member of the Joint CAS/SoA Validation by
Educational Experience Administration Committee.
He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Western
Washington University in 1964 and his doctorate from Washington
State University in 1968. After arriving at LVC in 1972, Hearsey
mentored countless students as they prepared to embark on
Under Hearsey's leadership, the Actuarial Science Program
produced 60 Fellows and 37 Associates of the actuarial societies,
and its most recent students have passed more than 20 exams in
each of the last two years.
This excerpt from the Summer 2011 "AfterMath" newsletter
sheds light on why Hearsey was able to create such positive
outcomes for his students: "When asked about his success, Bryan
is modest; he grins and attributes it to luck. If pressed, he says it's
about hard work and putting students first. As a faculty member,
as department chair, and as dean [he served a one-year term as
interim dean of the LVC faculty], he asked the same question.
When deciding who to hire, when setting the course schedule, or
when re-creating the actuarial science major, Bryan always asked,
'How does this help students?'"
When he retired in May 2011, Hearsey was serving as the chair
of the Department of Mathematics. According to his obituary,
"Lebanon Valley College was far more than an employer for Bryan,
it was an integral part of his life and family. He took great pride in
the advancement of the College and most importantly the success
of his students."
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to
The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science at Lebanon Valley
College, 101 College Ave., Annville, PA 17003 (www.lvc.edu/
Hearsey). The scholarship fund has surpassed its $100,000 goal,
and its total endowment is still climbing, thanks to the generosity
of more than 185 donors.
Barbara G. Johnson '58 died Jan. 16 in New York at the age of
75. She was an LVC cheerleading captain, and began working for
IBM shortly after graduation. She retired from IBM after 31 years
of service. She enjoyed traveling, cruising, politics, the New York
Giants, visiting family and friends, and the sounds and smell of
the ocean. Johnson was active in the Rye Historical Society and the
altar guild at Christ Church.
his career, he worked for Price-Waterhouse, Philco Ford, Dolly
Madison Industries, Chemcut, and Zetachron. After retiring, he
was a member of the Senior Bowling Tour and won numerous
Professional Bowlers Association awards. Meder was a member of
St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He also served as a delegate to the
diocesan convention and on several committees for the Episcopal
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.
James W. Checket '59 died Sept. 1 1, 201 1, in Lebanon at the
age of 74. He was a member of St. Jacobs Kimmerlings Church.
He was a retired music teacher, musician, and arranger of music.
He also was a member of the Musician's Union. Checket was
the co-founder of the group "Octagon ' and was involved with
the Lebanon Big Swing Band. He was predeceased by a nephew,
Richard A. Checket '50. He is survived by his wife, Sally Miller-
Checket '58, brothers Dr. William E. Checket '65 and Thomas R.
Checket *66 y and a nephew, William J. Checket '92.
David R. Meder '59 died Sept. 3, 201 1, in State College at the
age of 78. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. During
Karl R. Smith '61 died Jan. 28 in Somerville, N.J., at the age of 73.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, where he played trumpet. He was
an instrumental music teacher in the Easton Area School District
for 34 years before his retirement in 1993. Smith was a longtime
member of the Union Village United Methodist Church in
Berkeley Heights, where he served as a trustee as well as a member
of the chancel and bell choirs. He was a member of the American
Legion Post 1 19, in Dunellen, N.J. He enjoyed the fellowship of
the retired men's group of his church.
Col. Walter A. Krueger '62 died July 26, 201 1, in Belton, Texas,
at the age of 70. He was a colonel, serving 24 years in the U.S.
Air Force. He had served as the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing
Deputy Commander for Resources, responsible for providing
all supply, transportation, comptroller, contracting, and logistics
plans support for Elmendorf Air Force Base, three remote bases,
and 13 remote radar sites. He was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Krueger was a member of the Air Force Association, Retired
Officers Association, National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle
Association, and Temple Gun Club.
William J. Walker '62 died Nov. 7, 2010, in Huron, Ohio, at the
age of 70. He served in the National Guard for six years before
working in the family feed and grain company, JC Walker and
Sons, in Gap. Walker later worked for Monroe Service in Sandusky,
Ohio, from 1975 until 1990. He worked in his own company, Bill
Walker Telephone Service, for 20 years in Port Clinton and Huron,
Ohio. He was a member of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church in
Gap. Walker is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia "Beth"
Jenkins Walker '65; a brother, P. David Walker '65; a sister, Beckie
Walker Castor '65; and a brother-in-law, Philip H. Castor '63.
Peter A. Frank '63 died Oct. 9, 201 1, in Philadelphia at the age
of 69. He was a member of LVC's football team during the 1959-
1960 academic year. He taught chemistry at both the high school
and college levels, and always credited the late Dr. H. Anthony
Neidig '43, H'04 as the most influential person regarding his
decision to become a chemistry teacher.
Russell "Ted" Bonsall '64 died Nov. 30, 201 1, at the age of 69.
He was an educator and coach at Hershey High School. During
his 38-year tenure, he taught a variety of mathematics courses,
finishing his career as head of the mathematics department. During
the 33 seasons he coached baseball at Hershey, he led the Trojans
to several league titles, as well as the 1982 state championship. He
also coached the junior high school wrestling team for 15 years,
going undefeated for six seasons and winning 57 consecutive
matches. He enjoyed antiquing, gardening, reading, traveling,
fishing, and watching the Philadelphia Phillies.
Rae Shermeyer Foutz '68 died Nov. 23, 201 1, in Anchorage,
Alaska, at the age of 64. She retired from the City of Anchorage
as a budget analyst. She volunteered in both the Anchorage
and Nome race headquarters of the Iditarod for 21 years. Foutz
volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Anchorage Bike Ride,
and helped raise funds for the local public radio and television
stations. She participated in several American Cancer Society
Relays for Life, the Women's Heart Run, and the American Heart
Association's Heart Walk and Heart Run. She is survived by her
husband, Paul B. Foutz '68.
Carole Cameron Schauer '69 died Sept. 10, 201 1, in Frederick
County, Va., at the age of 64. She was an assistant vice president
of American Charter Savings and Loan in Lincoln, Neb. She
loved barbershop music and was an avid member of the Vienna-
Falls Sweet Adelines Chorus. Additionally, she was a tenor and
tenor section leader in Unchained Harmony, her barbershop
quartet, where she also was associate director and a member of
the performance committee. Schauer loved reading, traveling, and
crocheting. She is survived by her husband, Larry Lee Schauer '69.
Deborah Erb Shank 73 died Dec. 2, 201 1, in Quakertown at the
age of 60. She was the director of the quality assurance department
at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook for more than
27 years. Aside from her numerous professional associations,
one of her greatest joys was traveling, especially to Europe, the
Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
Lawrence "Larry" Ernest Priester 76 died Aug. 31, 201 1, in
Arlington, Texas, at the age of 57. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. In 1987, he was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall
of Fame for wrestling and track. Priester was a member of St.
Josephs Catholic Church in Arlington and a longtime employee
of Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, where he was a senior
procurement analyst. He coached Optimist Club football and
Little League baseball for many years. Priester also was a volunteer
parent at Nolan Catholic High School. He was an avid sports fan
and loved the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lisa Woodson Baughman '80 died June 2, 201 1, in Farmville, Va.,
at the age of 53. She was an artist, an instructor in the design and
hooking of rugs, and a graphic design artist. She is survived by a
sister, Barbara Baughman Biser '73.
Stephen T. Hartnett '81 died Oct. 7, 201 1, in Lancaster at the
age of 52. He served as the Quarryville Postmaster for the U.S.
Postal Service. Early in his career, he had been district supervisor of
Dommel's Hotel Management Inc. in Lancaster, and also had been
the owner of the Deli L in Lititz. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl
Hue Hartnett '84, and his father, Robert D. Hartnett '61.
Janet Adams Weston '92 died Jan. 19 in New Bloomfield
at the age of 65. She was retired from the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania's Department of Health and Welfare, after 33 years
of service as an administrative assistant and secretary. She was a
clerical volunteer for Holy Spirit Hospital and the owner of the
Jewelry By Janet workshop. Weston was an accomplished oil
painter, musician, and silversmith; an award-winning poet; and an
avid photographer. She was a member and past president of the
Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club.
Friends of the College
Edith Beckman Krohn died Oct. 30, 2011, in Rockville, Md.,
at the age of 98. She was the 1994 recipient of LVC's Founders
Day Award. She was a clinical psychologist at the Harrisburg
State Hospital for 42 years, and was instrumental in starting the
Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Association.
Krohn also was a founder of the Lebanon Community Concert
series and the Valley Beach Club pool and golf course. She was
active in many facets of community life in Lebanon, especially at
Beth Israel Synagogue.
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